On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, I welcome your interest in the Commission. We are a non-partisan body with a focus on raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of all Floridians, along with providing a collaborative platform for those seeking information on issues that affect women, girls and their families in our state.
Celebrating the achievements and contributions of these Floridians has and will always be a top priority for the Commission, and we are proud to be the presenting organization of the prestigious Florida Women’s Hall of Fame and the Florida Achievement Awards.
We understand that each community in our state is unique, representing both rural and urban areas and that the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state’s population is varied. In each of these communities there is valuable work being done to understand and assist the needs of women and girls unique to those communities and we know that information should be shared.
Our goal is to provide communication, promotion, and collaboration among the hundreds of organizations working in all 67 counties that are focused on the welfare of the women of Florida. We are all interested in improving the well-being of Florida women and girls – and by extension, all Floridians. In doing so, we strive to be a resource for lawmakers, businesses, and residents, so they have a better understanding of these important issues.
It is through collaborative efforts that information and resources can be shared for those who are working so diligently to affect change and improve lives. We encourage you to continue to share your research, events, programs and good works so that we can provide the opportunity for all of you to utilize this information in the work you do regardless of your location.
We hope that you find the events, resources, and opportunities posted on our site valuable. We try to maintain up-to-date listings to stay current with the many activities and resources for and about women in Florida, but we can only do that with your help.
Please make certain we have your contact information, and please send us information on your events and activities so that we can provide one more resource to those in our state focused on this important topic. Members of the public are welcome to attend our Commission meetings and events. We encourage all who are interested in issues facing women in Florida contact us with questions and ideas.
Thank you for visiting the Commission’s website. For more information, please contact the Florida Commission on the Status of Women at (850) 414-3300.
About the FCSW
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991, consisting of 22 appointed members. The Commission is administratively housed in the Office of the Attorney General.
The Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of Senate and the Attorney General appoint four members and the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Agriculture each appoint three members for a term of four years.
The Commission’s mandate is to study and make recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature on issues affecting women. These recommendations are presented in the form of an annual report that is distributed in the first quarter of each year.